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Traffic regulation orders

Traffic regulation orders

Traffic regulation orders explained

Traffic regulation orders (TROs) are legal documents which allow us to enforce traffic restrictions.

Traffic restrictions include: 

  • Parking restrictions
  • Speed limits
  • One-way streets
  • Width and weight restrictions
  • Yellow lines

You can support, object and comment on traffic regulation orders currently in consultation.

Application process

We follow a legal process when we introduce new traffic regulation orders. The process usually includes:

1. Initial consultation. 

  • The Local Councillors and someone from the police are consulted 
  • They need to give their full support before the traffic regulation order can be advertised to the public

2. 'Draft Order' stage: 

  • The 'Draft' Order is available on the current traffic regulations web page, advertised in the local press, posted on the street and. Copies are also available at the relevant offices. 
  •  Objections and comments for or against the scheme must be made within three weeks

3. Authority to proceed: 

  • If there aren't any objections, then senior management will give authority to proceed
  • Any objections are reviewed by the Council's Executive Members
  • They then decide whether to go ahead , make changes or cancel the traffic regulation order

4. 'Made Order' stage:

  • When the traffic regulation order has been approved, it's legally signed and sealed
  • You can view the order on the  current traffic regulations web page
  • We also advertise in the local papers, and put a notice on the street
  • Six weeks are given to challenge it in the High Court on procedural grounds

Apply for a traffic regulation order

Use our online for to:

Apply for a traffic regulation order


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